Everyone knows doing your own painting gives you the biggest bang for your renovating buck (check out the entryway below). Although not having to pay for labour is the biggest saver, there are ways you can save even more with these clever buying tips.
• Buying paint in bulk is cheapest, so choosing a colour that will work in many rooms means you can buy a larger tin of paint. If you use a different colour in each room you’ll need to buy smaller tins, which will be more expensive.
• Look for trade brands of paint. These can be a lot cheaper than more well-known retail brands. Make a saving by using them for undercoats and ceiling paint, then go for a more expensive paint for what counts: your final coats.
• Use the best quality brushes and rollers you can afford. A few bucks saved buying cheap equipment might end up costing more in the long run. Quality gear will give you a better finish, get the job done faster and use less paint.